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Lip Augmentation
in Novi, Michigan

Lip augmentation in Michigan is a cosmetic procedure designed 
to enhance the volume, shape, and contour of the lips, allowing you to achieve fuller and more defined lips. This procedure is mainly preferred by those looking to address concerns such as naturally thin lips, loss 
of volume due to aging, or desire for a more aesthetically pleasing lip shape. At Illuum Cosmetic Surgery, lip augmentation is artfully achieved through two primary methods: hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers and fat grafting, catering to diverse needs and preferences for fuller, more defined lips. The procedure involves injecting dermal filler or purified harvested fat into the lips to achieve the luscious lips you’ve always wanted.
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What is Lip Augmentation

What Is Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic enhancement procedure aimed at boosting the fullness, symmetry, and overall shape of the lips, resulting in a more harmonious and attractive facial aesthetic. This procedure caters to individuals seeking to improve the natural shape of their lips, correct asymmetries, increase volume, or define the lip borders for more youthful or plump lips.

The most common types of lip injections include:

The most popular method for lip augmentation involves injecting hyaluronic acid-based fillers into the lips. Hyaluronic acid is a natural skin component that is vital in maintaining moisture levels and providing volume. Lip fillers can provide an immediate increase in volume, shape, and structure. They offer the advantage of being temporary, customizable, and reversible to a certain extent, with effects typically lasting 6 to 12 months before gradually diminishing.

Also known as fat grafting, this method involves harvesting fat from another part of the patient’s body, purifying it, and then injecting it into the lips. This technique not only adds volume but also has the potential to offer a more natural feel and lasting results compared to fillers, as the fat is sourced from the patient’s own body. However, it requires a more invasive procedure for fat extraction and has a longer recovery time.

Each technique carries its own set of considerations, such as the duration of results, potential risks involved, and recovery time. At Illuum Cosmetic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons conduct comprehensive consultations to assist you in selecting the most suitable method for lip augmentation. This ensures that your desired outcome is attained safely and effectively.

Lip Augmentation Before & After

Lip Augmentation Procedure

Illuum Cosmetic Surgery offers lip augmentation in Michigan through two main methods: dermal fillers and fat grafting. Here is the overview of our lip augmentation procedure:
Lip Augmentation Procedure
Our lip enhancement procedure begins with an initial consultation conducted by one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. This consultation carefully evaluates your facial structure, and your aesthetic aspirations are thoroughly discussed. The lip augmentation options, including dermal fillers or fat grafting, will be discussed to determine the most suitable approach for you. This personalized consultation ensures that the procedure is meticulously tailored to align with your unique expectations, resulting in naturally beautiful lips.
Dermal filler injections are a quick, minimally invasive method for lip augmentation. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes and can be done in our office with little to no downtime. A topical anesthetic may be applied to the lips to minimize any potential discomfort. Then, using a fine needle, the filler—most commonly made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body—is carefully injected into the lower and upper lip to add volume and shape. Results using facial fillers are immediate and can last 6 to 12 months. Subsequent procedures can be scheduled and repeated to maintain the desired appearance.

Fat grafting for lip augmentation is a more involved process but offers longer-lasting results. The procedure begins with liposuction to remove a small amount of fat from another area of your body, such as the abdomen or thighs. The fat cells are carefully purified and prepared for injection into the lips. This method requires more preparation and recovery time than dermal fillers, as it involves a minor surgical procedure to harvest the fat. However, it provides a natural way to enhance lip volume and shape, with results lasting for years, making it a worthwhile option for those seeking a more permanent solution.

Recovery and Aftercare

Following lip augmentation, you can return to your daily activities with minimal downtime. However, some immediate aftercare instructions are crucial for ensuring optimal healing and results:
You will be advised to observe your lips over the following days and report any concerns, such as excessive swelling or irregularities, to your provider. While some swelling and bruising are normal and expected to subside within a week, the immediate result is often visible immediately, with the final, more refined outcome apparent after any swelling has decreased.

Ideal Candidates for Lip Augmentation

Ideal candidates for lip augmentation are individuals who have aesthetic concerns and seek to enhance their lips’ appearance.

Good candidates typically share several of the following characteristics:

Cost of Lip Augmentation in Michigan

Generally, lip augmentation using injectable fillers is the most common method, and its price can be influenced by the brand of lip filler used, the amount required to achieve desired results, and the complexity of each individual case. The average cost for lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid fillers in Michigan might range from $500 to $1,000 per syringe. Most patients will need just one to two syringes 
to achieve their desired outcome, but this may vary.

For those considering a more permanent solution, the cost for lip augmentation with fat transfer ranges from $2,000 to $4,000. This method involves liposuction to remove fat from another part of the body, processing the fat, and then injecting it into the lips, which requires a higher level of expertise and more time.

Benefits of Lip Augmentation

Here are some key benefits of lip augmentation in Michigan:
Enhanced Lip Contour and Definition
Besides adding volume, lip augmentation can also define the edges of the lips, creating a clearer and more defined lip line. This can make the lips appear more distinct and allow for more precise application of lip makeup.
Increased Lip Volume
One of the main benefits is the immediate increase in lip volume. For those with naturally thin lips or who have experienced volume loss due to aging, lip augmentation can create fuller, plumper lips that enhance the overall facial aesthetic.
Improved Lip Symmetry
Lip augmentation can correct asymmetries in the lips, ensuring that both the upper and lower lips are harmonious in size and shape, contributing to a more balanced and attractive appearance.
Youthful Appearance
With aging, lips tend to lose volume and definition over time. Lip augmentation procedures can effectively replenish this lost volume, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Additionally, addressing wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth can help diminish visible signs of aging.
Reversible and Adjustable
Particularly with non-permanent lip filler, results are not only immediate but also reversible or adjustable. Adjustments can be made to maintain the look or adapt to changing aesthetic preferences.

Illuum Cosmetic Surgery 
for Your Lip Augmentation

Choosing Illuum Cosmetic Surgery for your lip augmentation means entrusting your aesthetic goals to a team of highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons renowned for their expertise in facial aesthetics and plastic surgery procedures. We prioritize personalized care, creating customized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique desires and facial structure, ensuring natural-looking, beautiful results. Our commitment to quality and safety is unmatched, utilizing only FDA-approved materials and adhering to the highest medical standards. Our comprehensive care approach, from the initial consultation to post-procedure follow-up, ensures a seamless and supportive journey towards achieving your ideal lip appearance. With a portfolio of satisfied patients and proven results, we’re dedicated to enhancing your beauty and confidence through meticulous care and ongoing support, making us the premier choice for your lip enhancement needs.
Are you curious about enhancing your lips’ volume and contour with lip augmentation? Schedule a consultation at Illuum Cosmetic Surgery with our board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more about lip augmentation or to ask about any other cosmetic procedures we provide. Let’s make your dream of having alluring, sexy lips a reality. At Illuum Cosmetic Surgery, we’re here to guide you through each step, ensuring you feel confident and excited about your lip augmentation journey.

Schedule a Consultation

Whether you’re looking for Dr. Lakin’s expert insight or know exactly what you’re looking for, scheduling a consultation is the obvious and easy next step. Sit down with one of Michigan’s premier plastic surgeons and start your journey into illuminating the best version of yourself.
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Katie Wells BSN, RN

Nurse Injector

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University and worked as an operating room nurse at Michigan Medicine for 2 years before transitioning to aesthetics. She
received her certification as a Nurse Injector, and attended further training and certification through Allergan Medical Institute. She absolutely loves being a Nurse Injector and is very passionate about
combining medicine and the creativity and artistry of aesthetics in her practice. It is extremely important to her to remain educated and up to date with the newest and best treatments and injection techniques. Her goal as an Injector is that when you sit in her chair that you feel comfortable, fully educated on your procedure, and confident and happy in your results when we are done. She loves forming connections with her patients and feels truly honored to be a part of your journey to becoming your most confident self, inside and out! She is a great listener and looks forward to creating an individualized plan to meet each of her patient’s unique goals and desires. Some of her favorite treatments include lip filler, Botox, and midface/cheek filler (but there is so much more!). When she is not injecting, you can find her trying new recipes, spending time with family, working out, gardening, or taking a long walk with her dog.

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Heidi Winkler BSN, RN

Director of Nursing & Surgical Services Leadership

Heidi’s goal is to ensure every patient has a positive experience and is satisfied with the high quality of service provided by our clinical staff. Her passion as a caregiver is to impact each person’s life in a positive way.

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Tonya Gilbert BSN, RN

PACU Nurse

Tonya has been a registered nurse for 15 years. She earned her BSN at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

She started her career as a trauma RN in Detroit. She has been working as a recovery RN for the past 8 years. She loves being part of a team that makes a difference in people’s lives. 

Her passions include lounging with her fur babies, family, and friends, traveling, crunching, and recycling. 

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